Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The new pattern, "Spring, A Lady's Nightie", is ready!!

It's ready to go, ready to ship at long last!
My newest pattern,
Spring, a Lady’s Nightie,
is back from the printer,
folded, stapled and stuffed into the zip-locked bags a labour of love.
Inspired by beautiful Victorian corset covers,
this nightgown offers a view for both heirloom sewers and smockers.
You will work with beautiful French Val laces and exquisite Swiss embroideries
to create a gown of quiet elegance. Choose fine batiste, luxurious silk
or delicate handkerchief linen for a gown with custom fit.
Tucks, gathers, entredeux and reverse lace shaping
are all employed in this design.
Suggested stock numbers are listed in the pattern
but you can use antique laces or other laces that match the widths.
View A, the original heirloom gown, features tiny tucks across the front.
The same scoop-neck back is used for both views.
View B has been added for smockers.
There are three designs requiring only double fullness.
For a regular smocking design,
it is easy enough to increase the width across the front.
The pattern instructions are filled with lots if illustrations and a few unique tips for construction.
Give it a try and see if this doesn’t become one of your favourite gowns!
This is an intermediate to advanced pattern and makes a wonderful class. 
I taught it several times before turning it into a pattern.
Students came back to make a second or third gown
having worn out the first they had made!
I will be adding it to my SAGA approved class selections.
And yes I do travel to teach!
Visit my website, www.amberlane to order.
So until next time,
keep on stitching!